Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fair Weather Friend

 
a face like thunder
blows hot and cold
and the discord of an ill wind
whistles long into the night

I sit

perusing my teacup
languishing in the lull
wondering if I should stay
and weather the storm

but

throwing caution to the wind
was never my style
so tonight's the night
I ask the rain for a check

Linking up with Poetry Jam

36 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the images in this and the whole idea of the fair weather friend and how to handle the storms. thanks for posting this. I like the picture too.

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    1. Thanks Peggy, it was something I'd been playing with and worked with today's prompt. :0)

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  2. I really like the image of you sitting and perusing your teacup, languishing in the lull.

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    1. Thanks Laurie, the calm before the storm. :)

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  3. ha. nice word play in that last line...
    and it plays a couple ways....ugh on those that want to be around you when
    all is fine and then disappear as soon as you need them...

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    1. Thanks Brian . . . I've been enjoying playing with sayings and words a bit more recently. :)

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  4. Great little poem you wrote!!

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    1. Thanks Helen, it was a fun write.

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  5. I too love the image of you languishing with the teacup. I'm with you, who needs drama? Loved this!

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  6. love the image of the second stanza....so well penned...

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    1. Thank you, I wanted to play with the storm in a teacup analogy. :)

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  7. Fair weather friends are aplenty. They thrive on other's slip-ups Wonderful write Kathryn!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank . . . we soon learn who the good ones are. :0)

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  8. I like where you went with the prompt, Kathryn. Friends to keep away from. They usually bring more hail than sun and cool breeze.

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    1. Thanks Gabriella, I seem to veer towards the negative when everyone else is so positive.

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  9. Oh, this is fabulous. A sip of real life for sure. And I love the image!

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  10. The art took me one way the poem another. Oh my you have me afloat in the stratosphere

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    1. Floating in the stratosphere, love that. :0)

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  11. Quite frankly too much positive response is unrealistic in the world that Rallentand inhabits. So I always like the other side represented. Enjoyed your poem.

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  12. Beautiful structure, and that closing line is killer.

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  13. Very clever take on the prompt. One needs to be a bit cautious with this fair-weather friends.

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  14. That is a very interesting write... witty and wise.Well-penned.
    -HA

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    1. Thanks . . . think I went off on a different tangent to most.

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  15. Love, love this! I love it's pace and its moodiness especially

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  16. ah those friends that will stay with you in the storm are rare... precious if we found one

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  17. Amazing! So much feeling so perceptively put!

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  18. Wonderful word play....words and you must be amazing friends Kathryn!

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  19. I thoroughly enjoyed this peace...the calm, the storm and the art.

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  20. I know for a fact very few friends are there through whatever... I love this

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  21. I really like these lines: I sit

    perusing my teacup
    languishing in the lull
    wondering if I should stay
    and weather the storm

    - the teacup and the storm, makes me wonder if the peruser is considering releasing the storm themselves... nice write!

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  22. Oh the wordplay in this.. simply wonderful... weather can wear us down...

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  23. Life is full of storms you make your words sing.

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  24. Lovely images and I really like the way you have taken the theme and dealt with it tangentially, but so appositely!

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